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					   OCFO Decision Support
Capabilities Improvement Project


        Finance Network

           Chuck Axthelm
         November 18, 2005




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Agenda

   OCFO Strategic Plan
   Current decision support
    environment
   Decision Support (DS) project
    overview
   Project Team
   Deliverables



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OCFO Strategic Plan

   Multi-year plan (2005-2009)
   “Create highly effective, efficient,
    and compliant approach to support
    scientific mission of LBNL”
       Greatest capability for least cost
       Continually raise professional financial
        management standards
   Each OCFO employee to receive a
    copy next week

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Strategic Approaches

   More steamlined organization
   Innovative leadership and services
   Financial stewardship with focus on
    controls and accountability
   Enhanced sponsor partnerships
   Financial & resource information:
    timely and accurate



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Information Improvement Projects

   Budget System: funding & planning
   Weekly effort & cost reporting
   FTE data
   Supply Chain: Pcard data
   Gelco upgrade: travel data
   Decision Support Capabilities
    Improvement: relevant & timely
    information

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    Current decision support environment

   Fragmentation of financial data
        Across FMS, IRIS, BLIS, Excel, etc.
        Spreadsheets and databases not integrated
   Ineffective analytical/reporting tools
   No standard “official” reports
   Limited support for users
   Demands for solutions/support outweigh
    available resources
   Enhancement requests for data, reports
    not well-coordinated

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Decision Support Project Objectives

   Provide decision makers and
    analysts easy access to relevant,
    timely and accurate information

   Deliver cost effective financial
    decision support system for
    financial reporting & analysis



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DS Project - Critical Success Factors

   One user interface for financial data,
    reporting & analysis tools
       IRIS v2 retired
   BLIS addresses users needs
       High impact data added to BLIS
       Effective standard reports deployed
       Improved analysis & reporting tools
   Timely completion of other OCFO
    strategic plan projects
   Program established for on-going,
    sustained system improvements and user
    support/training
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Win-Win Opportunity for OCFO/BLIS

   BLIS provides OCFO with an
    environment, platform and tool set
    for developing & delivering decision
    support information to users

   Decision Support Project provides
    BLIS with a significant, focused
    application of its technology


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Core DS Project Team

   Office of the CFO
       Chuck Axthelm, Mgr, Field Operations*
       Faye Mitschang: Mgr, General Sciences
        Finance Center
       Minh Huebner: Budget Officer
       Lauretta Corsair: Mgr, Financial Systems &
        Reporting
       David Hathaway: Mgr, General Accounting
   IT Division
       Vik Bhatia: Mgr, Data Warehouse & Decision
        Support Systems
       Rich Nosek: Mgr, Financial Systems

    * Project Director

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FY2006 Project Focus

   Developing project mgt plans
   User/stakeholder communication
   Setting data & reports priorities
   IRIS migration/retirement strategy
   Cognos ReportNet upgrade (Ph 1)
   Additional data: FTE, funding, res
    cat hierarchy, other tbd
   New reports: FTE/effort, BMR with
    costs & funding, B&R status, others
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Future Deliverables

   Data: Cost plans, 737 data, detail
    ledger, PO/AP data, travel, WFO
    proposals
   Reports: High priority IRIS reports;
    funding transactions, one-line
    award mgt report, proposal reports
   User training & support services
   ReportNet phase 2
   Post project enhancement plan
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In Summary:

   The OCFO strategic Decision Support
    Capabilities Improvement Project is multi-
    year effort
   Focuses on meeting high priority PI and
    analyst information needs in a cost
    effective approach
   Dependent upon completion of other
    OCFO strategic projects
   Creates synergy with BLIS
   Consolidates existing IRIS reporting with
    expanded capabilities


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